is this natural?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Johnn, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok my hens have been molting a while (well some of them) and what i was wondering is is it natural for the molting ones combs to pailen because the laying ones and the one who have finished molting have red combs but the molting ones are pail is this normal?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Molting, especially the total molts where almost all feathers are dropped at once is very stressful. It is not at all unusual for chickens to look 'poorly' while they are molting. There is nothing unnatural going on.
     
  3. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    ok good because i was getting worried, thank you [​IMG]
     

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